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Batman Begins's Cillian Murphy, Lord of the Rings's Miranda Otto, Pride and Prejudice's Matthew MacFadyen, and Harry Potter's Shirley Henderson star in BBC's brilliant adaptation of an excellent novel discussing the obscene rules of society during England's industrial revolution.
I think this was one of BBC's best adaptations yet, the actor's were splendid ( Who knew Moaning Myrtle could put out such a splendid performance?) , Cillian Murphy was fascinating as Paul Montague, and Mcfayden was sufficiantly dislikeable. But the highlight performance was David Suchet as as the great swindler Melmotte.
A drama about a swindler that decieved and convinced the wealthy to invest all their wealth in a fake business, The story of the upper classes thirst for wealth and prominence which ends in their ruin. A spiin off from the Little Dorrit series.
I haven't read the book so I can't compare the two, but this adaptation was very intriguing and entertaining. The characters are great not because they are likable (which many aren't) but because they are multi-faceted... like humans are. It is interesting to see how the changes that took place in the late 1800's impacted the lives of people and how some adapted to change quicker than others and how they clashed.
Shirley Henderson is superbly cast as the irreverent daughter of Melmotte (David Suchet). Matthew MacFadyen clearly enjoys playing the cad Felix. And I think the plot on the whole is incredibly telling of ambition, greed, expectations, preconceived notions and life in a modern era. A great historical drama!